Thankful Thursdays…This is What It’s All About

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Thankful Thursdays…This is What It’s All About

The world we live in seems to be going topsy-turvy. It makes me wonder if the values we were taught have been thrown out the door.

This week I watched some of the Little League World Series Regional games. East Texas (Pearland) was playing Oklahoma. 

These players are between 10 and 12 years of age but have learned more about sportsmanship and doing the right thing than many adults I’ve met. 


The pitch from East Texas’ Shelton got away and hit Isaiah Jarvis on the side of the helmet. Thankfully, after falling to the ground, Jarvis was able to get up and walk to 1st base. 




However, the young pitcher was visibly shaken by his throw. 


Young Jarvis walked over to the pitcher, hugged Shelton, and told him he was all right and that he (the pitcher) was “doing just great.”


This act brought tears to my eyes and a tremendous sense of pride in these young athletes. 


THIS is (or should be) why we have organized sports for our young people. If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face, check your pulse.  

I never thought about losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. Muhammad Ali

It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser.  Harry Sheehy


(You were right Rocky Dickerson)

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Comments (33)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I did see this on the news, and warmed my heart too.    The compassion was amazing!

Aug 11, 2022 08:17 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

That young man was raised by great parents. Children demonstrate the behaviors they see at home.

Aug 11, 2022 08:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy it was good to see some kids are being raise up with the values we were taught.  In today's world not are only different values being taught, but the definition of words as well.

Aug 11, 2022 08:46 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy I saw this on the news yesterday and it was so heartwarming to see that young man try to consul the pitcher as he clearly felt terrible for hitting him. We need more or this - WAY more of this behavior from the adults in the room (per se).  Have a wonderful day today.


Be the reason someone smiles today! 

Aug 11, 2022 09:44 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I too saw this on the news it is great to know that there are some great children being raised today. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 11, 2022 09:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I still get chills and a teary eye when I see the video. It gives me hope. 

Wayne Martin it would be nice if some adults would remember what they were taught!!

Aug 11, 2022 04:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

So true Nina Hollander, Broker People may never remember who won or the score of a game but they most certainly will remember situations like this. 

Kat Palmiotti LOL I hear where you're coming from. It all started with giving everyone something whether they had worked for it or earned it. Still going on. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy Kelley and thank you!!! I think that video has been all over social media. 

Brian England there really are!!!  The Field of Dreams game in Iowa is on tonight. 

faye schubert social media has given people the illusion of anonymity. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I agree. I know these games mean so much to all of the players but that compassion was so moving. 

Ray Henson I agree...we do forget. I'm happy that the young batter was not seriously injured. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider exactly. It's a game...period. And what they're learning is so much more.

Michael Jacobs we need to see moments like this to remind us that we're all human. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty and maybe more adults outside of baseball would take note of this!!!!! Right?!

Carol Williams I couldn't agree more. It is necessary to remind us that we're only human and we're all in this together. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox I was watching it before the Tuesday Zoom meeting and it was incredible. 

Exactly Leanne Smith Parents, guardians, caregivers...need to step up to the plate. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto I couldn't agree more. Just today I heard of another change in what they want to call something. Don't they have something better to focus on?!

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker we have lost all semblance of humanity. Some people are so focused on turning everyone into lemmings that the individual has been forgotten.  And YES be the reason someone smiles today. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I agree Pat Champion some parents are doing what part of the job of being a parent is. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:41 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Looks as if good sportsmanship is making a comeback, Kathy, at least with the younger generations, that hits my heart region. We watched AGT tonight and the Magician who won last season did a guest appearance, he talked about his love of family and being together, doing things with his wife and children.

Before he left, he said God Bless America!

Aug 11, 2022 06:08 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy Streib,

I love tis is what happened and your are right These young boys have learned more about sportsmanship and doing the right thing than many adults we've seen.

Aug 11, 2022 06:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I saw this yesterday and was so touched, wonder if it was on FB or somewhere else, but that is how adults should behave too, Endre

Aug 11, 2022 11:21 PM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Hi Kathy... Indeed, the world, especially through the filter of mass media is topsy-turvy, and predominantly about what's going wrong. I saw this story this morning and teared up. What a wonderful demonstration by two young men, boys, what values in life are truly important. It totally made my day.

Aug 12, 2022 01:40 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I don't watch much TV so didn't see that - but I'm really glad you shared the story. It makes me feel good to know some kids are being raised to be kind, compassionate humans.

Aug 12, 2022 09:48 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

That young man has a true sense of selflessness and I hope he's recognized locally for the hero that he is.  Having concern for the pitcher, seeing him distressed, and coming to HIS aid is unprecedented.  What a wonderful story!

Aug 19, 2022 09:26 AM